An international jury has given the prestigious Red Dot Design Award to the Semperit Runner D2 drive tyre in size 315/80 R22.5, awarded for its high level of design quality. The award is testament to the technical quality of the tyre, which is reflected in its design. Thanks to an improved tread and compact pattern, the Runner D2 offers high mileage and low fuel consumption.
Launched only last summer as part of Semperit's product offensive, the Semperit Runner D2 drive axle tyre has now received the internationally recognised Red Dot Design Award. The 315/80 R22.5 tyre was able to hold its own in the product design category in a field of around 17,000 submitted entries. "The award is recognition from the international jury of design experts to the tyre's outstanding construction and high level of design quality," rejoices Daniel Gainza, Marketing Director Truck Tyres EMEA at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, whose product portfolio also includes the Semperit brand.
High quality tyre design
During its assessment by the Red Dot jurors, the Semperit Runner D2 scored highly in the categories of functionality, innovation, and ergonomics.
"Our thanks go to our tyre designers, who time and time again have mastered the art of demonstrating the technical quality of the Runner tyres in a Semperit-specific design. The Red Dot Design Award is also an acknowledgment of our determination to bring the successful history and rich tradition of the Semperit brand into the future, with the help of the modern Runner family and an emerging tyre portfolio, despite the high price pressure on the commercial vehicle tyre market" explains Daniel Gainza.
Durable drive axle tyres
The Semperit Runner D2 was designed for use in both regional and long-distance transportation. Judges were impressed with its improved tread and compact pattern ("Void Optimized Pattern") that results in high mileage and optimal fuel efficiency. Thanks to a newly developed rubber compound, the drive axle tyre offers significant potential for savings in fuel consumption. The reinforced bead in the tire carcass provides excellent resistance to variable bearing loads. Like all the other tyres in the Semperit Runner family, the D2 is also based on a retreadable carcass.